View Full Version : Hanging Ribs?

06-20-2014, 08:58 AM
Hey guys-I've had my BPS drum for a few months now, could not be happier. I'm curious if anyone has attempted to mod the drum to hang ribs? I've seen it and read about it, just curious about it. Seems like I can increase the number of slabs for parties. 4th of July coming up and got some folks coming over......Planning on ribs and pulled pork.

Also, is there any advantage to cooking them this way?


Chili Head
06-26-2014, 12:59 PM
I've thought about this too. I have some rebar just need to make some hangers now.

07-30-2015, 03:35 AM
Curious about this myself. Have y'all tried it yet??

07-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Well, that makes four of us wondering about it then.

07-30-2015, 11:38 AM
I was thinking the easiest way to do it would be add some more bolts for a higher grate and then just cut the individual bars out of a grate except for a couple to hang the meat on. Could even make the hooks from the bars that were cut out. Probably wouldn't support a brisket but would hold a rack of ribs for testing purposes.

08-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Finally got around to drilling my drum and adding some rebar to hang some meat and see what happened.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/castironchris/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2018.02.02_zpshjlhu9n7.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/castironchris/media/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2018.02.02_zpshjlhu9n7.jpg.html)
What they looked like before saucing after 2.5 hours hanging
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/castironchris/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2020.23.43_zps58limdfr.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/castironchris/media/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2020.23.43_zps58limdfr.jpg.html)
Final results
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/castironchris/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2021.13.27_zpsq298ck5z.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/castironchris/media/BBQ%20on%20the%20BPS/2015-08-20%2021.13.27_zpsq298ck5z.jpg.html)
I will tell you that I didn't let them hang long enough because I was scared they would fall. The end closest to the fire was over cooked and tough. Edible but tough. I closed off the exhaust for the entire cook to try to duplicate the PBC and just to see what would happen. The temperature maintained 250 on the gauge with two intake holes open. I was surprised about that. Other than the first few ribs that were overcooked the rest of the rack was delicious. I wish I would have let them hang 30 more minutes before saucing but there is always next time.

01-12-2016, 04:18 AM
...so, I'm using the Hunsaker Vortex firebasket in my BPS can. I haven't hung any ribs in it (yet), but I picked up a Weber Hanging Meat rack for the 22" WSM that works fantastic in the BPS!

Chicken halves

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1905.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1905.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1906.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1906.jpg.html)


http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1336.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1336.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1945.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1945.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1946.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/IMG_1946.jpg.html)

To get an idea of what ribs look like hanging above the Vortex basket-this was in my 22" WSM

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2188.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2188.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2191.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2191.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2199.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2199.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2201.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/swamprb/media/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/Weber/IMG_2201.jpg.html)

stay hungry!